MINUTES OF THE EARLY CARIBBEAN SOCIETY BUSINESS MEETING
31 October 2011 | St. Iames, Barbados
Nicole N. Aljoe, English, Northeastern University;
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park;
Kristina Bross, English, Purdue University;
Brycchan Carey, Kingston University;
Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley;
Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University;
Sean X. Goudie, Pennsylvania State University;
Io Anne Harris, Georgia Gwinnet College;
Toni Wall Iaudon, Hendrix College;
Thomas W. Krise, English, University of the Pacific;
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University;
Evelyn O'Callaghan, English, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill;
Carla Gardina Pestana, Miami University;
Karen N. Salt, University of Aberdeen;
David S. Shields, English, University ofSouth Carolina;
Cristobal Silva, Columbia University;
Cassander L. Smith, University ofAlabama;
Sue Thomas, La Trobe University;
Tim Watson, English, University of Miami;
Candace Ward, Florida State University;
Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas
The meeting began at 1pm.
The group discussed a draft ofthe Constitution and Bylaws for the Early Caribbean
Society, which had been presented by Tom Krise. After several friendly amendments
to the documents, they were approved by a unanimous Vote.
Officers were then nominated and elected. Tom Krise was nominated for President;
Karen Salt was nominated for Vice-President; and Richard Frohock was nominated
for Secretary-Treasurer. All three officers were appointed by a unanimous vote.
The members directed the Secretary-Treasurer to open a bank account to facilitate
the management of Society funds.
Further plans for the Early Caribbean Society were discussed, including the location
for the next symposium. A majority of the members present expressed a desire to
attach the next symposium to the American Studies Association meeting planned for
November 2012 in San Iuan, Puerto Rico.
The meeting was adjourned at 2pm.